Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell continued his return on Tuesday by training with the first team.
Chilwell hasn’t played since a 4-0 win against Juventus in November. He resisted surgery for a long time but eventually got it, ending his season.
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He spent a couple of weeks with the academy before returning to first-team training on Tuesday.
Chilwell’s return drew a round of applause from his teammates and manager Thomas Tuchel.
Chilwell will not be back until 2022/23.
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Due to surgery, Chilwell will miss the first few weeks of the new season, but he should be back in a few months.
As Marcos Alonso contemplating leaving Chelsea, the club may need a new left-back this summer. He is in the last year of his contract, and Barcelona is interested in both him and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Ivan Perisic, whose Inter contract ends this summer, has held talks with the Blues.